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  • NEWS

    Singapore spin cycle: Trump, Kim prepare for nuclear summit

    Published on 11/06/2018

    » SINGAPORE: Two days after arguing with western allies at the G-7 summit over trade, President Trump is prepared to declare victory in talks with nuclear-armed North Korea - regardless of what happens.

  • NEWS

    The Cannes spectacle begins

    Life, Published on 08/05/2018

    » The 71st Cannes Film Festival opens tonight and for the next 10 days its red-carpet glitz, cinematic debates and potential controversies will dominate the news cycle -- exhaust it, to be precise. While security was a talking point last year, the world's largest movie event in 2018 has already invoked discussion through several structural changes -- from moving the opening to Tuesday instead of Wednesday, the revamp of the press screening schedule that has never changed for decades, and notably the selection of films that hints at Cannes' readiness to become less predictable.

  • OPINION

    Putting hearts and minds in Thai-US ties

    News, Kavi Chongkittavorn, Published on 24/07/2018

    » The international rescue of 12 boys and their football coach in Chiang Rai earlier this month quickly permeated into the conference room of the Thai-US dialogue in Washington DC last week. The feel-good atmosphere jump-started the much-needed dialogue between the region's oldest allies.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Human traffic

    Life, Kong Rithdee, Published on 03/11/2017

    » Edmund Yeo started writing the film Aqerat before the word "Rohingya" would make world news headlines -- entirely for a distressing reason. Now the Malaysian film, which had its premiere in the main competition of the 30th Tokyo International Film Festival this week, has proved prescient as over 500,000 of Myanmar's Rohingya minority have fled violence for Bangladesh in one of the worst humanitarian catastrophes in years.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Breaking the cycle with rhythm

    Guru, Catherine Faulder, Published on 30/12/2016

    » Daniel Eastwood is the head rhythm cycling instructor at Absolute Cycle, The Commons (fb.com/absolutecyclebangkok). If you've ever been to one of his classes you'll know how fuelled with energy he is — the type that motivates you to keep going. Working in the finance industry (for 18 years) marked a time when he experienced dwindling energy, held excess weight and had no standard exercise routine. Falling in love with rhythm cycling was what changed his life. And now he just keeps going.

  • LEARNING

    His Majesty the King's seventh-cycle birthday

    Published on 05/12/2011

    » Hundreds of thousands of well-wishers are expected to converge at Siriraj Hospital, Sanam Luang and the Grand Palace to show their love and respect for the King. The celebrations will run for a week.

  • TRAVEL

    Cycle of friendship

    Life, Karnjana Karnjanatawe, Published on 23/07/2015

    » The long floating bamboo bridge was built to link the Hankha district mainland in Chai Nat province to the once abandoned 120 rai island called Koh Mueang Thao U Thong.

  • BUSINESS

    The China Syndrome

    Asia focus, Nareerat Wiriyapong, Published on 25/05/2015

    » China's ageing and deflationary cycle will have more far-reaching consequences for the rest of Asia and the world, as the trend is already pushing commodity prices to fall sharply and spreading deflationary pressure in many emerging markets, analysts warn.

  • OPINION

    Is Aussie political madness catching?

    News, Gwynne Dyer, Published on 29/08/2018

    » I happened to be in Canberra last Friday, speaking to a room full of journalists at the National Press Club, when the news came in, halfway through lunch, that Australia had a new prime minister. The moderator pointed out that the year is already two-thirds gone and it is "only three prime ministers till Christmas" -- and the China Daily's headline read "Australia changes its prime minister again, again, again, again, again".

  • OPINION

    Stress, distress led voters to Trump

    News, Philip J Cunningham, Published on 15/11/2016

    » Perhaps the most troubling aspect of a Donald Trump presidency is not the man's big-headed, pig-headed penchant for self-promotion, but the shock wave of hate he has awakened. Americans are stressed and politically distressed, expressing anger in vulgar, bipolar ways.

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